January 31st, 2008
07:54 PM ET
10 years ago

What do you think of tonight's Democratic debate?

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/POLITICS/01/31/dem.debate/art.theatre.cnn.jpg caption=" The Kodak Theatre is also home of the Academy Awards ceremony."] We want your real-time reactions to what Obama and Clinton are saying. Do agree or disagree? Who's making the most persuasive arguments? Are they addressing the issues or just being combative? Who's dodging the questions? What would you ask the candidates? Sound off by adding your comment below.


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soundoff (2,377 Responses)
  1. Doreen Augusta Maine

    Clinton is still where she was years ago when she failed to get universal health insurance. She will not succeed again. She is trying to force her plan on everyone.

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  2. Adrienne

    If Universal health care has to be subsidized, then its not really "affordable" as Hillary says.

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  3. Colleen

    I don't want a mandated healthcare system – NO ONE should be FORCED to get healthcare.

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  4. Ron

    Romney has actually DONE health care using government, private enterprise, the health care industry and people. Barack and Hillary can only talk about it.

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  5. stanley

    So Hillary wants to make health care mandatory but affordable? Come on! At least Obama wants it affordable but leaves us with the freedom of choice!

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  6. Teresa Perry

    OMG Obama is talking about Mitt Romneys Health Care Plan!!!! Guess he got that idea from Kennedy... GO ROMNEY!!!!!! EVEN THE DEMS THINK ROMNEYS IDEAS ARE AWESOME AND GOOD FOR AMERICANS.

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  7. larry

    Obama is right about his health care plan. Let's lower the premiums, I agree

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  8. Haile Rivera

    Obama knows how to debate Clinton and the status quo. He WILL WIN the debate and the primary.

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  9. Gary

    Hillary is kicking his butt !!

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  10. Joe

    I want to see WWF not because I want just see a fight. I want to see how they are under pressure.

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  11. james

    Barack strikes me as much more authentic. Don't we need someone like that for a change? Aren't we all tired of being at odds? It's time to have the courage to actually change the course of things and he seems like the person to lead us there.

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  12. anthony

    I hope they ask both HIllary and Obama about the war. I would like to hear their ideas on ending the war and getting our troops out of Iraq and back home

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  13. Estelle Blackburn

    I am the widow of a disabled federal employee who had my federal health insurance terminated even though I have breast cancer..........the only coverage I can get is astronomical in price..............what about coverage without exclusions for cancer that women like me can afford!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  14. cer

    Here we go again, Hillary saying Barack saying something he specifically did NOT say re: Healthcare. Didnt the Clintons learn anything from her 1st "do it all" Healthcare plan when Bill was President?

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  15. Tara

    I'm sorry, but I think that Barack just tanked on the healthcare question.

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  16. kelley tate

    can someone, anyone tell me 3 things senator clinton has accomplished on her won that qualifies for the presidency....i'll even give you one. She, along with senator schumer saved 130 jobs in schnectady, ny

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  17. C.Rhodes

    Despite being a Barack Obama supporter, I must admit that Hillary is doing a better job speaking to the questions she is asked. Some of Barack's responses seem to be a bit stilted.

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  18. chavi

    are they going to talk about the healthcare crisis and the wounded warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  19. abe

    I am proud to be a democrat!!

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  20. daniel

    Equal Time CNN

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  21. jo

    2 rich people trying to act like they care about average americans and think they can shovel enough bs to get elected what a sad day for us seems like business as usual with hilary as pres and a stalled govt while obama learns how to run a nation
    mccain is a clone of bush and romney needs more friends with cash
    so far huckabee is best rep
    joe biden was best dem sorry he didnt stick around
    npa since1983

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  22. cheryl morris

    Thirty five years of experience? Is she counting her time as first lady? Will she open up the papers to let us examine what that experience was?

    Man, is Obama right. Right now, we are paying more for health insurance than we would be for a house payment.

    January 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  23. Stephen Danner

    At this point I feel they are very evenly matched.

    I do feel that either one of the candidates should really consider immedietely mandating a balanced Federal Budget. If it has to be a "pay-as-you-go" scenario, then so be it.

    This country cannot continue to spend without consequence.

    The people of this country are the ones that pay for this Government, and we are being robbed by those that would claim to be leading us.

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  24. archie

    barrack made a very clear statement about his health care plan.

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  25. DRC

    I appreciate that the candidates are showing respect for each other - now! These two would make a great White House team! President Clinton and Vice-President Obama. In 2016 we would elect Vice-President Obama to President.

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
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